Premier Christy Clark today released Scott Triplett’s Community Gaming Grant Review report and announced some good news for the arts community.
”We are very encouraged by Premier Clark's announcement of increases to funding and eligibility for BC Gaming Grants,” said Alliance for Arts and Culture executive director Rob Gloor in responding to today’s announcement.
“The premier has described the $135 Million grant budget as the ‘new base’, and added that stabilizing arts funding has been a priority for her government and a personal commitment since taking office as premier. There is no doubt that today's announcement will have a very positive impact in communities across BC through the work of hundreds of organizations.
“The Alliance for Arts and Culture is eager to review the fine details of the funding and associated allocations process in the context of Mr. Triplett's report. The arts community has endured tremendous funding challenges over the past three years, and we are grateful to receive some news of positive steps,” Mr. Gloor concluded.
Today’s government media release can be found here.
Between August 11th and Sept.16th, 2011 Mr. Triplett held Community Forums in 19 locations across BC. A total of 1,229 British Columbians attended these forums and 336 people made oral presentations
The full Community Gaming Grant report can be found here.
The community presentations can be found here.